The importance of Mix Methodology for Studying Offshore Energy sector

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The research in social science is not only qualitative but also quantitative. The tendency is to use qualitative or quantitative methods, although, mix methods are welcome. They performed a confirmation for the research. Recent studies on clusters have tried to link both methods towards a consistent with the research. On offshore energy sector the linkages between qualitative and quantitative approached are proposed. The qualitative will follow Michel Porter "diamond” model, analysing its four points (factor
conditions; demand conditions; related and supporting industries; and firm's strategies, structureand rivalry, as well as government and chance.
The quantitative method will be based on an I-O model for the Portuguese
economy, estimating intra and inter sectorial relationships as well as the output and employment Keynesian model for this sector. The mix confrontation between these methodologies will achieve relevant results for further research on this sector.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-8
Number of pages2
JournalInternational Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2016


  • Energy sector
  • I - O matrix
  • Mix methodology
  • Porter ́s Diamond Model


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